Daily Archives: July 23, 2012

U.K. MoD Eyes Privatized Acquisition

[Translate] U.K. MoD Eyes Privatized Acquisition Jul. 21, 2012 – 10:48AM   | By ANDREW CHUTER | The Ministry of Defence could run a competition to outsource its 14 billion pound ($22 billion) annual procurement and support organization as early as … Continue reading

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Defence Equipment and Support soft market testing of strategic operating model options

[Translate] Defence Equipment and Support soft market testing of strategic operating model options. The soft market testing is intended to test the thesis that improved DE&S performance and therefore best value for money for defence could be achieved through greater … Continue reading

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Defence Materiel Strategy Update

[Translate] Defence Materiel  Strategy Update The Secretary of  State for  Defence (The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP):  A core element of  the Transformation process under way  in the Ministry of  Defence (MOD) is reforming  its acquisition system to drive  better … Continue reading

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US army share responsibility with mercenaries

[Translate] US army share responsibility with mercenaries Yekaterina Kudashkina Jul 22, 2012 16:57 Moscow Time Photo: The U.S. Army/flickr.com “When we come to outsourcing we find that this allows Americans to hire local people for money of course for a … Continue reading

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Kotarski: Private security is Olympic-size shambles

[Translate] Kotarski: Private security is Olympic-size shambles By Kris Kotarski, For the Calgary Herald July 23, 2012 6:54 AM “Omnishambles.” That’s the delightful term that popped up again and again in the British press last week after private security corporation … Continue reading

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Afghan policeman kills 3 Americans

[Translate] Source: Afghan policeman kills 3 Americans From Masoud Popalzai, CNN updated 4:06 PM EDT, Sun July 22, 2012 STORY HIGHLIGHTS Three Americans were killed by an Afghan policeman, an official says A NATO spokesman says the three were contractors, … Continue reading

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THE PRIVATE MILITARISED AND SECURITY CONTRACTOR AS GEOCORPOREAL ACTOR

[Translate] THE PRIVATE MILITARISED AND SECURITY CONTRACTOR AS GEOCORPOREAL ACTOR   Paul Higate School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies University of Bristol Working Paper No. 09-12 Paul Higate is a Reader in Gender and Security at School of Sociology, … Continue reading

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